Ibrahim Murtala Muhammed, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central in the Northern Region, has stated that the government’s constant touting of socioeconomic achievements is propaganda.
He explained that a section of the citizenry had had enough of the government’s constant touting of its socio-economic achievements which were not the reality on the ground but propaganda.
“The government is sounding like a broken record and should drift away from the propaganda and focus on addressing issues that are pertinent to citizens, how much was a gallon of petrol at the time they claim the NDC (National Democratic Congress) was not managing the economy very well?
“How about a bag of cement? It stands at GH¢50 today, even the price of a ball of kenkey has gone up, as a matter of fact, a bag of maize sells at an unprecedented amount of GH¢300 today, and then the government will come and add salt to injury by telling us that it has managed the economy better.
“The ordinary man walking in the streets is not interested in the socioeconomic jargons the government keeps putting out there but Ghanaians are interested in their living conditions, forget about the interest rate, the economy is doing well and what have you, it is of no value if it does not reflect in their pocket.
“The people of this country are living in hell because there is nothing to show for all the money the government has borrowed,” Mr Mohammed pointed out.
Speaking at the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre’s (GIPC) Summit, dubbed ‘Spark up’ on September 7, 2021, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated that the country’s economy was one of the fastest growing in the world and the government has, since 2017, introduced measures geared towards building a resilient economy.
According to the president, the resilience of the economy was also evident in the positive Gross Domestic Product growth recorded amid the COVID-19 pandemic. –citinewsroom.com